Wednesday, April 16, 2008

today was the most gorgeous spring day!

in lieu of newly finished art, i give you this mosaic recap of art that i have completed lately .... in my quest to do 100 canvases this year as my new year's resolution, i have gotten to 46 ... almost half way .... and only half way through april .... i definitely have some momentum going ..... 

 .... the weather today was perfection ..... in fact .... the whole day was perfection ....until the dog threw up on my shoes (am i allowed to post about dog barf on my ART blog?) ..... my poor little dog was so sick .... and greatly curtailed my art time as i sat in the yard with her so she'd quit throwing up on the rug... the couch..... my shoes ... (oh, she interfered with studio time so dog barf can be on the art blog as an EXCUSE!) ...... and if you want to hear "not much art today" excuses ..... i could tell you about three hours of tennis this morning .... quick, refer back to the title of this post .... it was too pretty to not play tennis .... it was too pretty to not babysit barf dog in the front yard ..... 
but .... i did actually do art .... i worked on oranginess .... lots and lots of oranginess .... at the end of last week i painted papers and papers and papers of orange goodness .... and yesterday i started a thirty by thirty canvas with dictionary papers and orange fluid acrylics ...... here's a bit of a pic .....
 ok .... i admit it .... not fabulous ....yet ... you just wait ...even if you aren't an orange fan, i bet you'll like it ..... so far it looks delicious .... 

and ... because my quotey post yesterday got great response, i'll give you a favorite quote .... 

"I love being married.  It is so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life." Anon 

i actually cut it out of our newspaper, mounted it on paper, and taped it forever onto my fridge .... long ago, when i read it to mr.e.beck.artist he said .... wait a minute .... does that mean i annoy you....or does it mean you are annoying me on purpose?! .... um .... yes......

and .... before i leave ... some other bloggers have been leaving interesting comments for me .....
so.....a shout out to aj ..... for posting  a favorite art .... a painting her son had done and she framed ..... 
and a shout to sandy who posted about a groovy bracelet she made long ago ..... 
and a shout to heidi who tagged me to do a something or other .... cause she digs me .... and i dig her too .... and i'll do the game and jump through the hoops tomorrow if i don't have art to show ..... but hopefully i'll be showing you something orange ....

so..... any great dog barf advice? or funny quotes ...... or exclamations about how spring has sprung ...... happy day to you ... come back tomorrow with orange anticipation ..... 
 

3 comments:

Heidi (http://journals.aol.com/hwoodred/everyday-cookies/) said...

okay...just cuz you asked...another of my fav quotes...

"Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm."
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

phd in yogurtry said...

hoorah for halfway there! its great you set a goal and you're making it!

I sent my dh a loving e-card (now that he FINALLY has come into the email world, he hasn't ever SENT an email, but he reads them, at least) anyway, the card said something like, "marrying you was the best thing i've ever done for my vagina"

he's been walking a bit taller ever since!

thanks for the shout out, btw. even if I end up being hunted down by a madman, I know it will be worth it ; )

see you there! said...

Orange huh? I think the orange and brown are the least used crayons in my box. I'll be interested in seeing your final work tho because I know whatever you attempt will be successful.

Darla